2014 Alaska Airlines Cup
June 6-8, 2014 | Anchorage, Alaska | U10 - U23 Boys and Girls
U10 - U23: $595
The Alaska Airlines Cup is Alaska's largest soccer tournament with more than 2,000 players competing in U10 - U23 in 2013.
Registration closes on May 23rd, 2014. Late registrations, if accepted, will incur a $50 Late Fee.
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Involving Domestic and Foreign Teams
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June 4, 2014
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Alaska Airlines Cup - General Information
The Alaska Airlines Cup is the largest youth soccer tournament in Alaska. It is an international youth soccer tournament, with over 2,000 players in age divisions from U10-U23. The tournament invites teams from all over the state of Alaska, Canada, and the U.S. to kick off the summer soccer season. We hope you will include the Alaska Airlines Cup, in the beautiful city of Anchorage, Alaska, in your summer soccer plans!
Formally known as the Ina K Memorial Cup, the "Ina K" was named in memoriam of Ina Kristiansen, a beloved Alaskan soccer player, who passed away in the early 90's. After almost 20 years of holding the tournament in memory of their daughter, Ina's parents have asked that the tournament be renamed, but that the spirit of their daughter's love and passion for soccer continue to be honored through the Ina K Medals. These medals are awarded at the conclusion of the tournament to one player on each team who exemplifies the spirit with which Ina played the game. The Alaska Rush is excited to partner with Alaska Airlines as the title sponsor of this tournament and would like to thank Alaska Airlines for their generous support of Alaska youth soccer.
To learn more about Ina and her story click here on Ina K Story.
Key Highlights, brought to you by Alaska Airlines and Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage (OPA):
- Out-of-state referees to join and work with our in-state referees
- Teams from around Alaska, the United States, and Canada
- An on-site Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- Unique Awards including Tournament Scarves and a Branded Wooden Plaque for Championship teams
Team Rosters Online
Teams can log in and update their rosters no later than June 5th. After June 5th, teams will be required to submit a hard copy with their changes to the Tournament committee. You have until one (1) hour before your team's first game to add or delete players from your roster and to submit missing or incorrect paperwork. PLAYERS MAY NOT BE ADDED for any reason after this time.
Alaska Airlines Showcase Games
In conjunction with the Alaska Airlines Cup is the Alaska Airlines Showcase Game. Alaska's first and only showcase that offers high school boys and girls the opportunity to be seen by college coaches without traveling outside of Alaska.
These games are played as a kick off to the tournament. For the first time ever, players will be selected from campers registered with the Alaska Airlines College ID Camp. Each game is full of competitiveness as the college coaches are there watching to see who they can bring home.
More information can be at the Alaska Airlines College ID Camp page.
Showcase Games, Credentials Check, and Coaches and Referees Meetings
Team credentials and team check-in will be held at TBD, Thursday, June 5th. Credentials check will begin at 6:30 PM and close at 8:30 PM. All teams are encouraged to clear credentials at this time. Out of town teams that cannot attend must clear credentials at least one hour prior to your first match. Check in at the Headquarters of the fields complex for your games. All U10 through U12 games will be held at Russian Jack Park on Friday through Sunday, June 6-8. All U13 through U23 games will be held at Kincaid Soccer Complex on Friday and Saturday, June 6 & 7, and at Anchorage Football Stadium and Dimond High School Stadium on Sunday, June 8.
Ina K Scholarship
The Alaska Rush Soccer Club (formerly Alaska Goldstrikers) has available two $1,000 scholarships for graduating High School seniors. The fund was established from the proceeds of the Ina K. Tournament. Ina was a former Goldstriker who passed away from leukemia. Ina personified the drive, determination, and strength of character the Alaska Rush Soccer Club (formerly Goldstrikers Soccer Club) believes all young soccer players should work towards.
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist undergraduate students interested in pursuing a college degree. The recipient must be an Alaska resident, be a currently registered member of an Alaska Rush team OR, if the Alaska Rush does not offer a team in the appropriate age group, a member of an Alaska Rush team for three of the previous five years, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The recipient of the Ina K Scholarship will be an exemplary representative of the Alaska Rush Soccer Club by demonstrating the following: outstanding character and leadership traits, initiative, academic achievement, and versatility by being involved with volunteer activities in the community and school.
Please follow application guidelines below to apply for 2014. Applications will be considered for the scholarship if minimum requirements are met.
How to apply:
- Complete the application form
- Submit a transcript by May 23, 2014. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable.
- Give the letter of recommendation forms to a maximum of three references. One may be an Alaska Rush coach. Be sure to advise your references of the application deadline.
- Submit all paperwork by May 23, 2014.
> Ina K Scholarship Application